Saifullah Muhammad

Saifullah Muhammad is a Rohingya youth activist in Canada. He has recently graduated from the Journalism program. He is a master’s student in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo. He is a co-founder of the ‘Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative’ a leading Rohingya organization that works with the government of Canada and civil society groups to bring an end of the Rohingya genocide and to promote innovative education for the Rohingya and community development. Muhammad currently works as an assistant researcher in collaboration with the UNHCR Canada and St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia on the social behaviour of Rohingya refugee children in India and Bangladesh


Profession Activities



Muhammad is a co-founder of the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative (CRDI) that works for the Rohingya people. Muhammad regularly attends and speaks at national and international level conferences and events. He testified before the Human Rights Committee at the House of Commons on the Rohingya crisis. He often appears on Canadian televisions, newspapers and writes Op-Eds and articles. Muhammad has been awarded The Most Dedicated Journalist by Waterloo Region Record in 2019. 


March 2019

Received a Journalist Award

Saifullah Muhammad was award “The Most Dedicated Journalist of the Year” award by the Waterloo Region Record and Conestoga College in 2019. 

March 2019

June 2020

Islamic Relief Award

Saifullah Muhammad was honoured with the most dedicated community servant in (Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia by Islamic Relief Canada and Islamic Relief Malaysia. 

Premier Award

Saifullah Muhammad was been nominated for the Premier Award Ontario 2021 by the Conestoga College

July 2019

Invited at the UN General Assembly

Muhammad was invited to speak and attend High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2019 at the United Nations in New York City. 

Graduated From College

Since Saifullah Muhammad’s arrival in Canada, he was studying journalism at Conestoga College. He graduated with distinction in April 2019. 

April 2019

Admission at the University of Waterloo

Saifullah Muhammad was excepted at the University of Waterloo for the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies where he is currently enrolled. 

September 2020




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